The Efficacy and Safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to the Patient With Dizziness in Emergency Department

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Changhua Christian Medical Foundation

Status

Withdrawn

Conditions

Dizziness

Treatments

Other: Acupuncture and Fir-Infrared heat-patch attachment
Other: Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment
Other: Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment over acupoints without electric current passing.
Other: Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04415307
191250

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study is aimed in patients with persistent dizziness as the chief complaint that is treated with acupuncture or/and far-infrared heat-patch attachment intervention over the acupoints for the purpose of dizziness symptoms treatment. The research hypothesis is that the treatment over acupoints in traditional Chinese medicine is effective in treating symptoms of dizziness.

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Patients with age between 20 to 80-year-old who can cooperate to the whole treatment, testing and questionnaire.
  2. The chief complaint is dizziness which diagnosed by the doctor in charge of the emergency department, in together to exclude the patients with severe unstable vital signs, and then consult for help with Chinese medicine.
  3. Sign the clinical trial agreement sheet.

Exclusion criteria

  1. Inacceptable to the research content
  2. Unable to complete the study process
  3. Unwilling to cooperate with acupuncture and other treatments
  4. Abnormal blood clotting profile
  5. With wound or allergy over the treated acupoint
  6. Unstable vital sign
  7. Post major trauma

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

0 participants in 4 patient groups, including a placebo group

Acupuncture
Experimental group
Description:
Acupuncture over acupoints.
Treatment:
Other: Acupuncture
Far-Infrared
Experimental group
Description:
Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment over acupoints.
Treatment:
Other: Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment
Combination of Acupuncture and Far-Infrared
Experimental group
Description:
Acupuncture and Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment over acupoints.
Treatment:
Other: Acupuncture and Fir-Infrared heat-patch attachment
Placebo (no Acupuncture nor Far-Infrared)
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment over acupoints without electric current passing.
Treatment:
Other: Far-Infrared heat-patch attachment over acupoints without electric current passing.

Trial contacts and locations

0

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